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Re: Small business ideas, opportunities and suggestions in TT

Postby Rovin » September 28th, 2018, 4:32 pm

most food places their food dont taste good dise why they dont last or they start up good then standards drop badly within a short space of time so they end up bussing ...

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Re: Small business ideas, opportunities and suggestions in TT

Postby MG Man » September 28th, 2018, 4:44 pm

learn a basic trade....plumbing is pretty easy and doesn't require a huge investment in tools....start small and do family work etc and get your people to refer you....if you good, ppl with rental apartments will keep you for jobs....my plumber is a one man show...just a guy with an old AD Wagon, and does work for big retail chains....he looks like hell because he's on call 24/7, but he's never without work

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby QuietGiant » September 30th, 2018, 10:26 pm

Anyone know what kinds of stuff you can buy-and-sell back (buy low/sell high for profit) that i can do with a $50 000 budget in T'dad? I see them American sites have all kinda creative stuff that they buy but most trinis don't really cater for that kinda thing.
I does also do my own tshirts (i design my own art from scratch based on events and i do custom art based on what customers want) but hadn't got much luck with it.

Willing to try anything because i seriously hate working for people. I'd rather work 10x harder for myself.

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Re: Small business ideas, opportunities and suggestions in TT

Postby nervewrecker » September 30th, 2018, 10:34 pm

MG Man wrote:learn a basic trade....plumbing is pretty easy and doesn't require a huge investment in tools....start small and do family work etc and get your people to refer you....if you good, ppl with rental apartments will keep you for jobs....my plumber is a one man show...just a guy with an old AD Wagon, and does work for big retail chains....he looks like hell because he's on call 24/7, but he's never without work
You have a link up for these people with apartment buildings?

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby MG Man » September 30th, 2018, 11:21 pm

defuq....is everything easy yuh want?

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby nervewrecker » October 1st, 2018, 5:41 am

Well I hadda say someone send me or they will think I am de scrap iron guy.

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby gastly369 » October 1st, 2018, 6:09 am

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » October 1st, 2018, 6:27 am

QuietGiant wrote:Anyone know what kinds of stuff you can buy-and-sell back (buy low/sell high for profit) that i can do with a $50 000 budget in T'dad? I see them American sites have all kinda creative stuff that they buy but most trinis don't really cater for that kinda thing.
I does also do my own tshirts (i design my own art from scratch based on events and i do custom art based on what customers want) but hadn't got much luck with it.

Willing to try anything because i seriously hate working for people. I'd rather work 10x harder for myself.


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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby goalpost » January 5th, 2019, 10:12 pm

Anyone had any experience with Shopify as an online store platform for dropshipping or otherwise for international cust omers?

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

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Re: The Trinituner Entrepreneurship/Self Employed/ Side Hustle Thread

Postby Numb3r4 » September 1st, 2019, 7:29 pm

goalpost wrote:Anyone had any experience with Shopify as an online store platform for dropshipping or otherwise for international cust omers?


Knew someone however he has since stopped pursuing this as an avenue.

Banking was an issue, too many workarounds had to be employed to get the money into Trinidad, very difficult to clear the transactions. You are effectively limited if you are working with a TT bank account you can only settle in TT, if you can obtain a US account well maybe things might be different still though it won't be easy.

Also the amount and type of products you select plays a big part in the success of the online store front. A big attraction is also the website you use, if you have little to no knowledge of web development then you may have to pay someone to set up the site both front and back end. This may be costly and may require someone outside of Trinidad and Tobago. The stock templates are hideous and less than suitable, for even a blog, time and effort has to spent to improve the website, knowledge of web development would be an asset at least front end. The easiest workaround to this is to sign up for a subscription to wix or squarespace but this again is costly.

The process of search engine optimization and labeling of your products for search is tedious and again very time consuming and if you don't get it right well no sales.

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